"My Step-Father, MSGT. Michael Wood brought me from an orphanage in Wunderberg, Germany to AMERICA in 1973, and DEEPLY influenced my life. He died too soon 3 days after his 38th Birthday, after 19 + years of Military service. I spent those last 3 days with him. He saved my LIFE! ONE VETERAN, and now ONE ADDICT, who has helped over ONE THOUSAND Female Addicts see themselves as a possibility for success and "from victim to VICTORY!" Sonshine honors her Step-Father by being a member of The Wall Gang. With 5 cognitive groups a week and building the recovery home, life is getting too busy. BE a part of this Journey!
Published: Monday, November 5, 2012 12:57 PM
La PORTE — On the morning of March 30, 2002, Mann Spittler III came home after a jog to find a note from his daughter asking him to trust her. Fifteen hours later he found her dead, drowned in the bathtub after an overdose of heroin. This was only four days after she went in for her first treatment session and only 20 days after admitting her heroin addiction to her family.
By Matt Fritz
The event, the 2012 Southshore Leadership Awards, was presented by Leadership Northwest Indiana, and covered the THREE-county area of La Porte, Porter, and Lake counties.
La PORTE — They broke through plaster, wood and lathe, wielding axes and hammers and other implements to knock down 100-year-old walls as both a means of education and to further a community good. They were members of the La Porte High School building trades class,
MICHIGAN CITY — The saying that good things come in little packages holds true when speaking of D.E. “Sonshine” Troche, the executive director of Worthy Recovery Inc. Speaking to a crowd of more than 70 women at a luncheon at Emma’s Eats, the small-statured speaker shared her vision for how women can reclaim their strength and “burn the box that they are in.” Troche won the 2011 Athena Award from the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce, La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau and PNC Bank for helping establish a substance-abuse recovery home in La Porte for women released from the LaPorte Jail. She talked openly about her past, which included substance abuse and anger issues. Her message was one that resounded
La PORTE - A community's heart reveals itself at times when a people's goal is honest and good and hopeful. The hearts of LaPorte County and Northwest Indiana truly stepped forward at the 3rd annual Worthy Women Recovery Home (WWRH) Benefit Dinner on Saturday, November 12th.
Almost 190 Worthy Women Recovery Home supporters gathered together Saturday for a night of great food with friends to learn about what WWRH and the greater law enforcement community are doing to combat the very real substance abuse issues in LaPorte County. Guests also learned how they themselves could help recently incarcerated women succeed in their communities through WWRH.
People from all walks of life spoke on many topics central to WWRH's mission. Dinner attendees viewed video testimonials from former inmates who have successfully completed Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), an evidence-based re-entry program which will be featured at WWRH. Without re-entry programs of any kind, re-arrest rates at the LaPorte County Jail Indiana are 75-85%.
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